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Chinese athletics and hockey venues install Polytan surfaces

Venues in China have made it a busy year so far for Polytan and its long-standing partner company C. Melchers GmbH & Co. Polytan fitted out two stadiums in Nay Pyi Taw City (Myanmar) with WS running tracks back in January, followed by the installation of a further WS track in Mandalay for the South-East Asian Games 2013.

In May, a two-tone LigaTurf football pitch was laid and the installed running track renewed at Beijing Jiaotong University (China). After the running track at Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics last year, this is the second track in brilliant Hertha Blue that Polytan has installed in Beijing.

Work began in May on two projects in Dalian (China) for the China National Games, which are due to be held in September. At Liaoning Maritime Sports School the Polytan team installed two MegaTurf Cool Plus hockey pitches, one of which is certified to FIH Global standards – a first for Polytan in China. The facility has also been extended by two further Poligras hockey pitches by STI.

When it comes to running tracks, those in charge have also opted for Polytan: at Dalian Sports Center they have installed a circular track in the main stadium, a warm-up track and two indoor areas – nearly 30,000 square metres of the Polytan M system in total. The circular track in the main stadium is IAAF Class I-certified.